Dos Artes Reserva Especial (Extra Anejo) Tequila Review

Dos Artes Reserva Especial (Extra Anejo) Mike Morales and Alex Perez taste and discuss Dos Artes Extra Anejo Tequila, Reserva Especial, nominating it for the 2014 Brands of Promise Awards.  Here’s what they thought: “Starts sweet, finishes dry”, “a lot of bang for your buck”, and “an elegant bottle with elegance in it”. Dos Artes … Read more Dos Artes Reserva Especial (Extra Anejo) Tequila Review

Dos Artes Anejo Tequila Review

Dos Artes Anejo Mike Morales and Alex Perez taste and discuss Dos Artes Anejo Tequila, nominating it for the 2014 Brands of Promise Awards. This tequila, now sold in the distinctive ceramic bottle that looks amazingly like a cowboy boot, is something we might find in Mike Morales’ closet – and not his tequila closet. … Read more Dos Artes Anejo Tequila Review

The Definitive Collection of Tequila Reviews

In honor of National Tequila Day in the U.S.A., we’re sharing with you the definitive collection of Sipping Off the Cuff from our very first podcast tequila reviews to the most recent.  Enjoy and Salud!   Sipping Off The Cuff | 1800 Milenio http://tequilaaficionado.com/2015/03/27/sipping-off-the-cuff-1800-milenio/ Sipping Off The Cuff | 1921 Tequila Anejo http://tequilaaficionado.com/2016/01/26/sipping-off-cuff-1921-tequila-anejo/ Sipping Off … Read more The Definitive Collection of Tequila Reviews

Announcing the 2014 Brands of Promise Nominees!

As you can guess by our announcement date, we’ve had a full year of tastings and reviews.  While we still have video reviews of several brands left to broadcast, we wanted to share our list of nominees with you: 2014 Brands of Promise Blanco Tequila Nominees #BOP2014 Click To Tweet Blanco Tequilas Fubar (only) Tromba … Read more Announcing the 2014 Brands of Promise Nominees!

2014 Brands of Promise

2014 Brands of Promise Blanco Tequila Nominees #BOP2014 Click To Tweet Blanco Tequilas Fubar (only) Tromba Caos Piedra Azul Titanium Penasco Trianon Don Nacho (regular) Don Nacho (extra premium) Calavera (lowland agave; brick oven baked/autoclave) Huizache Circulo Cesar Chavez Cabresto Demetrio Whispering Eye Gaviota Senda Real Don Fermin Blanco High Proof Astral (46% ABV) Blanco … Read more 2014 Brands of Promise

2019 Brands of Promise

Download the full list of 2019 Brands of Promise Nominees and Winners HERE. Medal Category   Blanco Tequila Platinum Rayador Cutwater Blanco (NOM 1110) 80 proof; 40% ABV; non-Kosher Gold Number Juan (NOM 1531) 80 proof; 40% ABV; non-Kosher Gold Yeyo Tequila (NOM 1414) 80 proof; 40% ABV Silver El Rey (NOM 1123) 80 proof; … Read more 2019 Brands of Promise

Women In The Bacanora Industry: Laura Espinoza Alonso

Laura Espinoza Alonso is currently the president of the Association of Women of Bacanora and Mexican Maguey in the state of Sonora, Mexico.  With more than 30 female members from all levels of business, she is charged with overseeing the bright future of the burgeoning Bacanora Industry. Educated in both the United States and Mexico, … Read more Women In The Bacanora Industry: Laura Espinoza Alonso

Mezcal Industry Carpetbaggers and Scoundrels

By Alvin Starkman, M.A., J.D. ¨Heroes and Villains, Just see what you’ve done” was the refrain of the 1967 The Beach Boys song. Now while I’m neither, though some might disagree, Mexico’s burgeoning mezcal business contains representatives of both; too many of the latter.  But even one person is more than we want, especially since … Read more Mezcal Industry Carpetbaggers and Scoundrels

Suavecito Blanco Tequila Review Transcript (Esp)

Alex Pérez: hola Soy alex perez Mike Morales: Soy Mike Morales. A P: Y estás viendo Sipping off the Cuff en tequilaaficionado.com. ¿Qué tenemos? MM: Tenemos Suavecito Tequila. Si, tu sabes… AP: No es así como va esa canción. [ risas ] MM: ya sabes … AP: ¿ O estás pensando en Suavemente ? MM: … Read more Suavecito Blanco Tequila Review Transcript (Esp)

מסקל Kosher Mezcal from Oaxaca, Mexico: Kashrut or Canard

By Alvin Starkman, M.A., J.D. How Far Does Kosher Go? A palenquero in a Oaxacan field is harvesting agave espadín destined to be distilled into kosher mezcal. He comes across a rattler or coral snake.  Can he kill the snake with the machete he is using to cut the pencas off the maguey?  I’m far … Read more מסקל Kosher Mezcal from Oaxaca, Mexico: Kashrut or Canard